"Nothing is more pleasing, than
delighting people with good wine"
Weingut Pfeffingen, idyllically located amidst its vineyards, is operated by oenologists Jan Eymael, his wife Karin and his mother Doris.
All three of us are passionate wine-growers, with the unconditional endeavor to achieve top quality, even on a small scale. This makes our traditional Pfaelzer family operation truly special. We strive to cultivate our 15 hectares (37 acres) of vines to yield unique wines that are rich in minerals and fruit. Weingut Pfeffingen has numbered among the best wine estates of Germany for years.
Family & Tradition
Sense of family is given pride of place at Weingut Pfeffingen.
Three generations of the Eymael family live and work together at the attractive estate situated on the Deutsche Weinstrasse (German Wine Road). Both families can look back on a long viticultural tradition. Our coat of arms to this day, with its mythical unicorn, was conferred in 1622 by Emperor Ferdinand II.
Passion & Care
The Eymael family tends their vines and grapes with great care. Various vineyard procedures require manual labor.
In all, vineyard maintenance is as ecologically friendly as possible and low yields are a matter of course. The grapes are harvested by hand, by experienced pickers.
The vineyards and growing conditions at Pfeffingen are optimal for the “king of white wine varietals” – Riesling. The chalky soils also provide excellent conditions for Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and Spaetburgunder (Pinot Noir). The specialty of the house is the aromatic varietal Scheurebe (shoy´ray beh), named after the grape breeder Georg Scheu, who crossed Riesling and an unkown wild grape in 1916 to produce this delicious grape variety – which has yielded wines of remarkable quality for decades at Weingut Pfeffingen.
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Pfeffingen wines are unique.
They are rich in minerals, full of character, and have a fine fruitiness. Their outstanding quality is due not least to their firstclass vineyard sites – Ungsteiner Herrenberg and Ungsteiner Weilberg. The Herrenberg site has chalky soil. The Weilberg site consists of terra rossa (red loam) – quite unique in German wine country.